Community Lead Orientation

by ementoring1 ~ October 18th, 2011. Filed under: Home.

On Monday, Sept 12, the eMentoring program held a community lead orientation at our eHealth office in Vancouver. This was a great opportunity for all of our awesome community leads to meet and share their experiences with one another. Aboriginal eMentoring BC is a province wide program and there are 5 community leads located in different areas throughout the province. The community leads are responsible for mentee recruitment, promoting the eMentoring program, meeting with Chief & council, parents, teachers and answering general questions about the program.

The purpose of the day long orientation was for everyone to meet one another, discuss their experiences in the project and leave with resources to help them during recruitment. Throughout the orientation, a bunch of topics were covered ranging from developing agreements with partnering communities, overview of the mentee curriculum, how to match mentors and mentees, recruitment successes and challenges, the research aspect of this project and more. Overall, everyone had a great time and we all learned a lot from each other!

Our leads and the communities they represent include:

Diane Anthony – Adams Lake Band

Luwana Louis – Sto:lo Nation

Chris Alexander – Okanagan School District (SD23) and Westbank First Nation

Elizabeth Nicholas – Akisq’nuk Band

Nahannee Gillett – Urban areas/Surrey school district (SD36)

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